After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
A never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery. It tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States.
Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown.That changes with this gripping historical novel. Told through alternating narrators, this novel tells the story of four refugees attempting to escape various tragedies in 1945 Europe.
When a troubled young man asks him to investigate a crime he thinks he saw as a child, Cormoran Strike sets off on a twisting trail that leads from London's backstreets, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a country manor house. This is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in J.K. Rowling’s pseudonymous series which began with The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, this is a bighearted debut novel for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. For twenty years, Andrew has worked to keep his heart safe, forgetting one important thing: how to live. Maybe it's time for him to start. A story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
A psychological thriller that starts out like Rear Window and then veers off into unexpected places. An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors. She believes she witnessed a crime that threatens to expose her secrets. In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one--and nothing--is what it seems.
Li-Yan and her family, devote their lives to farming tea. The arrival of outsiders seeking the Pu’er tea brings the modern world into the isolated village. When Li-Yan finds herself pregnant, she leaves her child at an orphanage. Her daughter is adopted by a couple from California, but she is drawn to the study of tea. A sweeping historical novel that juxtaposes ancient China with its modern incarnation.
A retelling of Greek mythology that follows the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, this is a triumph of storytelling, an epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
The best-selling author of American Housewife presents a riotous collection of essays on the art of living as a "Southern Lady" that explores subjects ranging from marriage and manners to women's health and entertaining, all colored by her off-kilter Alabama upbringing. Ellis is a strong, vivid writer-and this book is gut-busting funny.
Reid's groovy fictional documentary charts the ascent and flameout of a star-crossed 1970s rock band, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Written as an oral history it brilliantly captures a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Note: you’ll likely recognize some of readers in this multi-voice audio production and Reese Witherspoon is producing a 13-episode series of it for Amazon.
A woman's obsessive fears about how much she disappoints her successful, pillar-of-the-community mother-in-law lead to a controversial disinheritance and a suspicious suicide. Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every chapter in Hepworth’s twisty, captivating Australian-set domestic-suspense novel.
In this tense, twisty modern gothic set in England, a young woman receives notice of a mysterious bequest. Is it a case of mistaken identity, or will it reveal some truth about her family? Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ware's signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
Through deft and witty prose emerge these Norse gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to tricking others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe life anew.
The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. King draws on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents to trace Roger’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. An engaging story, rich in detail and a definitive portrait of a beloved figure.
An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
Howard Stern's first book in more than twenty years. This new book presents a look at the author's four-decade carer in radio, highlighting his most poignant interviews with such celebrities as Tracy Morgan, Lady Gaga, Jerry Seinfeld, and Harvey Weinstein.
Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion in Miami Beach. Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whims of ICE. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter Schneider as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and a will to survive.
When a seemingly minor investigation leads to the discovery of trophies from a score of murders, Lucas Davenport lands on the trail of an enigmatic killer who has been able to operate for years below the radar.
Confronted by the first murder suspect of his early career while visiting his hometown, FBI detective Amos Decker reexamines startling connections to another crime that make him question if he arrested the wrong man years earlier.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story--the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
The bereaved matriarch of a powerful early-20th-century American family makes a fateful decision that reverberates throughout two subsequent generations further impacted by racism, reversed circumstances and disturbing revelations.
Detective Lindsay Boxer teams up with intrepid journalist Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of three schoolteachers amid rumors of a notorious Eastern European war criminal spotted on the streets of San Francisco.
Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: "not government oppression or suppression," he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news.
A powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.
An international best-seller based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.
Presents the story of two young lovers whose furtive affair is shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.
A searingly frank memoir of food, self-image, and learning how to feed one's hunger in healthy ways, drawing on the popular essays of her blog to illuminate the challenges of navigating the boundaries between self-comfort and self-care.
White supremacist parents deny Ruth, an African American delivery nurse, access to their newborn child. But when the child goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth must make a choice. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? A gripping moral dilemma that will lead you to question privilege, power, and race.
It's 1948, and the Atlanta Police Department has been forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world.
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, Celestial takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.
In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question.
A retelling of the Greek tale of the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense,Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.
A 28-year-old recluse with a unique allergy to physical contact with other people is forced to reenter the world after her mother's death, finding friendship with a 10-year-old troubled boy and love with his adoptive father.
Surviving a horrific school shooting, a 6-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy.
Two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
A fantasy inspired by Shakespeare's "King Lear" depicts a once-bountiful isle decimated by a prophecy-obsessed king's erratic decisions, where three rival princesses prepare for a war that will determine their realm's leadership and survival.
A wealthy but dysfunctional Chinese immigrant family has it all, only to lose every last cent. Mad at America, Wang, a brash but lovable immigrant businessman takes his family on a cross-country road trip that, despite a few harrowing twists and turns, eventually brings them back together again.
Vera Stanhope, the overweight, unfashionable, irascible, and brilliant Northumbrian police detective inspector, has been going great guns in the UK for years. This title, the fourth in the series, introduces her to U.S. readers. With pitch-perfect writing, a finely tuned mystery, and a protagonist with a complex past of her own, this is a stand out penned by one of Britain's most successful mystery writers. You can also catch Vera on AcornTV and in our DVD collection.
The saga about the Hundred Years’ War that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work. This sweeping first volume is set in 1314, taking place during the reign of despotic French King Philip the Fair. Steeped in sex, violence, and political intrigue, this book will captivate readers of sprawling, dramatic, and intricately plotted historical fiction.
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. Assume nothing.
The best-selling author of The Empathy Exams presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of genius artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.
When Beth arrives in D.C., she hates everything about it. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable. But as Jimmy's star rises higher, the couples' friendship is threatened by jealousy and competition. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and an honest portrait of a marriage.
Creator of the popular Detective Jane Tennison, heroine of the Prime Suspect TV drama, this gripping thriller launches the career of another brainy, sexy female homicide detective in fledgling London copper Anna Travis. And as always, La Plante excels at revealing the inner workings of a police investigation and taking us deep into the criminal mind and criminal world as Travis tracks a serial killer. Watch the series adaptation on AcornTV.
After being orphaned, March Middleton moves to Victorian London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, a famous private detective, and helps investigate the murder of a young woman whose husband is the only suspect.
A tale set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state follows the suspicious death of a dissident in custody and finds state inspector Mielikki Neith immersing herself in the victim's world, where she encounters a panorama of characters and innovations that transform her perspectives.
In this beloved Canadian series, Detective William Murdoch solves turn-of-the-century Toronto's most intriguing mysteries. It's a skillful first novel that's interesting for its historical accuracy and its fully realized characters. A young housemaid has been murdered and the cast of suspects spans the social strata, yet it is Murdoch who breathes life into what might have been a conventional murder mystery. Available on AcornTV.
A heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. In the first book, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war in America, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. Instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth--believing Ross is dead--is now engaged to his cousin. He has no choice but to start life anew.
This heartwarming and hilarious novel features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future.
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set.
Moving to a wealthy community after the lucrative sale of their website, Mr. And Mrs. Jha, formerly of East Delhi, struggle with cultural changes while their son, studying in America, pursues romance and wonders how his parents' new status will affect his life choices.
What would happen if Holmes, a man of the Victorian age--pompous, smug, and misogynistic--were to come face to face with a twentieth-century female? If she grew to be a partner worthy of his talents? In 1914, a young woman named Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper on the Sussex Downs. His name is Sherlock Holmes. And although he may have all the Victorian "flaws" listed above, the Great Detective is no fool, and can spot a fellow intellect even in a fifteen-year-old woman.
In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, its owners mother, son and daughter struggling to keep pace. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. Then she meets Hardin. Hardin is cute and different from what she's used to. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she's never known before. Life will never be the same.
In this teen novel, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards in 1941 and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison. While she fights for her life in a work camp she finds solace in her art. A moving story of loss and of fear -- and ultimately, of survival that’s perfect for readers of The Book Thief. The movie title is Ashes in the Snow.
Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history's most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. With a trove of new sources, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Stuart as a romantic leading lady--achieving her ends through feminine wiles--and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I. This is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time. Look for the film titled Mary Queen of Scots with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
A manga series that is set in the post-apocalyptic future and focuses on Alita, a cyborg who has lost all memories and is found in a dump by a disgraced cyberdoctor who rebuilds and takes care of her. She does remember one thing, the cyborg martial art Panzer Kunst which leads to her becoming a hunter-warrior. The story traces Alita's attempts to rediscover her past and the characters whose lives she impacts on her journey.
The contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base. How do you remain sane in an insane world? First published in 1961, it introduced the Catch-22 catchphrase into everyday speech. Coming this spring as a mini-series produced and directed by George Clooney.
When his beloved cat dies, Louis Creed does not bury the cat in the local “pet sematary”, but in another burial ground. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there--one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes , dead is better ...
The remarkable story of one endearing dog's journey home after she is separated from her beloved human and travels through 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness to find him. A beautifully told, charming tale that explores the incredible power of love and resilience of spirit that ties us together. From the author of A Dog’s Purpose.
Seventeen-year-olds Stella and Will, both suffering from cystic fibrosis, realize the only way to stay alive is to stay apart, but their love for each other is slowly pushing the boundaries of physical and emotional safety.
The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race. In the tradition of Douglas Adams and Monty Python meet Stephen King – the Apocalypse has never been funnier.
A outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
Falling in love with a man on Death Row she believes was falsely accused, a young schoolteacher successfully campaigns for the man's release and becomes his wife only to begin wondering about his possible guilt in the aftermath of his release.
Struggling to hold onto her family's bookshop in the wake of her beloved father's death and circling property developers, Emilia finds support from family-like customers who navigate their own difficulties with secrets, loss and unrequited romance. This is her delightful story, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.
When 17-year old Leda arrives in a new country, she learns her husband is dead. Deciding to live as a man, she learns the violin and joins a group of musicians. But as time goes on, she realizes playing music isn’t the only desire she has.
When an inspired effort to build her dream home is overshadowed by discoveries about her rural property's violent past, a former history teacher becomes obsessed with the stories of three generations of local women who died under suspicious circumstances.
Meeting the son of an Oklahoma City bombing victim who lost contact with, the daughter of another bombing victim, Ashley struggles to help the man find the girl at the same time she tries to get her husband to understand why she feels strongly compelled to get involved.
Irene is a spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects works of fiction from different realities. Soon she is caught in a web of danger and sinister secret societies. A fun, time-traveling, adventure.
A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic "robot western". Brittle is a member of the outcast AIs who resist ceding their individuality to the ruling mainframe brain and struggles to find the parts to stay functional. This is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure.
A riveting story set in 1948, of a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels torn from today's headlines. The Atlanta P.D. is forced to hire its first black officers but they aren’t allowed to drive squad cars, arrest white suspects or set foot in headquarters. When a black woman last seen in a white man’s car is found dead, two of the new recruits investigate even though it could end their careers and maybe their lives.
In a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is killed. This book follows the aftermath of his shocking death as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones. A controversial bestseller, it is a timeless portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today. A fiercely written, deeply upsetting, and beautifully human novel.
As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn’t be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they’re the perfect match.
London, 1915. As World War I engulfs Europe, a special task force is formed in the affluent Mayfair district to tackle the city’s thorniest crimes against women. When the bobbies and Scotland Yard come up short, there’s only one telephone number to dial: Mayfair 100.
82-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. Early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometres from rural Saskatchewan to Halifax. Her husband wakes to a note left on the kitchen table; his oldest friend, who has loved Etta from afar for 60 years, insists on finding her, wherever she's gone.
The story of two girls living eight hundred years apart: a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker. The pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
Ava is the librarian in residence at the Lazarus Club, a dwindling Manhattan arts club full of eccentric geriatric residents, but soon her quiet life takes an unexpected--and precarious—turn. A love letter to classic literature and a look at newfound adulthood.
A pair of acquaintances who did not initially hit it off romantically, Eve and Ben, keep running into each other over and over while they navigate their new adulthoods of first jobs, dates, breakups, reunions, betrayals and eventually love. It’s When Harry Met Sally for a new generation, an edgy, updated take on Nora Ephron that's full of humor and wit.
Hitting rock bottom after his beautiful apartment is sold and his ex Soren leaves him for a wealthier man, David receives an unexpected call from his first wife, Julie, and agrees to help her sullen teen daughter get into college, an endeavor that brings lingering feelings and unresolved issues to light.
Shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives and families of the astronauts, and illuminating the political factors that prompted America to save the Apollo program and define the space race.
Weinman delves into the story of Sally Horner, an eleven-year-old girl who was kidnapped in 1948, and whose story helped inspire Vladimir Nabokov to write his classic, Lolita. This is that rare blend of historical re-appraisal, rigorous archival work, insightful analysis, and endlessly engaging writing. Sure to be a new classic of true crime.
The author offers the powerful and affirming story of his journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America's disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up--and a parent to finally, fully let go.
The Top Chef star traces his culinary coming-of-age in both the Bronx and Nigeria, discussing his eclectic training in acclaimed restaurants while sharing insights into the racial barriers that have challenged his career in this inspiring memoir. Plus he shares a representative recipe with each chapter.
The author draws on three years of exploration through the regions from Maine to Washington State to trace the northern border's rich and pivotal history, industries, and famous figures. He blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region's history with a riveting account of his travels by canoe, freighter, car, and foot that’s packed with colorful characters and extraordinary landscapes.
An award-winning science writer draws on years investigating some of the world's rarest brain disorders and the cases of nine extraordinary people to share insights into how the brain shapes life in unexpected, alarming and vibrant ways.
Harman examines the 1840 murder of a London socialite and the novel with which his murderer defended himself. This is a fascinating, little-known story of a murder that rocked literary London and left leading writers and even Queen Victoria to wonder: Can a novel kill? It's a perfect match for lovers of both true crime and literature.
A counterintelligence expert shows readers how to use trust to achieve anything in business and in life. Inspiring trust is not a trick, nor is it an arcane art. It's an important, character-building endeavor that requires only a sincere desire to be helpful and sensitive, and the ambition to be more successful at work and at home.
A funny and poignant memoir from the former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of Tinder Live with Lane Moore. Moore reveals her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and ultimate acceptance--with humor always her bolstering force and greatest gift.
This book demystifies the secrets to achieving financial freedom, inspiring readers to realize that it's never too late to reach for your dreams. By following the simple, proven path, anyone can make small changes today that will have big impact for a lifetime, proving once again that David Bach is the financial expert to listen to when you're intimidated by your finances.
An eye-opening tale of the underbelly of the American economy, a labor pool made up of largely transient older Americans who, unable to retire, must work strenuous, low-wage jobs to get by. But also a celebration of the resilience and creativity of these ‘workampers’ who’ve given up ordinary rootedness to survive.
The book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us, based on her extensive research, to describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums.
CBS This Morning cohost Gayle King shares some of the most memorable letters from the broadcast's popular segment of the same name. With essays from such varied figures as Oprah, Vice President Joe Biden, Chelsea Handler, and Maya Angelou--as well as poignant words from a Newtown father and a military widow
The popular comedic couple trace the story of their relationship, sharing anecdotes, family photos and secrets that reveal how they overcame considerable social differences through their shared values and mutual love of music and laughter.
Lovers of Agatha Christie and Jacqueline Winspear will enjoy this elegant murder mystery set on a holiday at the English seaside. Love, jealousy, and revenge are tangled together in this smart and sophisticated British mystery reminiscent of the genre’s golden age. Book one of the Amory Ames series.
A young middle-class man falls in love, goes to war, comes home, becomes a heroin addict, and starts robbing banks to pay for his fix. This is a work of fiction, but Walker wrote it while in prison after his life followed a similar path. This timely novel explores, in raw, often unsettling detail, the horrors of war and the horrors of drug addiction, and how the deep traumas of both can overlap in a modern America seemingly unprepared to deal with either.
This book, told over a period of thirty-five years, alternates between the viewpoints of Sarah, daughter of a Charleston plantation owner, and Hettie, the slave gifted to her as a personal servant. Sarah struggles with being the black sheep of the family. Hettie struggles with wanting to be free. This is a very moving book about the horrors of slavery and the unlikely friendship of two girls. - Katy
While a police officer fights for his life in the hospital, his trusted partner takes over an investigation into the serial killer behind the attack, a case that is compromised by the partner's deadly secret. This is solid suspense and one of the boldest, most inventive serial killer thrillers I have ever read! The forensic detail is amazing. I’d highly recommend if you’re a fan of thriller or suspense novels.
I just finished listening to this on audiobook and it was amazing. It’s a powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man's freedom, but you can't take away his imagination, humor, or joy.
This teen novel is a glorious romp through 1700s Europe following Henry Montague, his sister Felicity, and his best friend (and crush) Percy as they go on their Grand Tour. There are highwaymen, pirates, thievery, sex, and alchemy. Full of adventure, interesting characters, and a lovely unconventional romance. I couldn’t put it down. A great summer read! - Cat
I love this Instant Pot book. So far, some of my go-to recipes from this book are: pineapple skirt steak, baked potatoes, sesame rice, and steamed carrots. I was completely new to this multi-use appliance and this book helped explain the different functions, it includes enticing pictures, and uses ingredients I recognize. - Brenda
This account by the New Orleans mayor who removed Confederate statues from the city helped me understand the racism that shapes many Americans as he argues for white America to reckon with its past. - Richard
Short, hilarious and amazingly endearing, the self-named Murderbot (a bot who would rather binge watch TV than do its job) is an instant fave. This is extremely accessible and compelling science fiction. I can recommend the whole series. - Katie
Child prodigy Cadel Piggott, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy. An engrossing teen thriller with darkness and humor, freaks and geeks, Evil Genius explores the fine line between good and evil in a strange world of manipulations and subterfuge where nothing is as it seems. First in the series.
How kind of Sam Clair to attend the West End play in which her upstairs neighbors have small parts. And how shocking that when the second act opens, the director is found dangling from the rafters. The fourth in the Samantha Clair series gives readers a fascinating backstage look at the theater and insight into the amusing workings of the British publishing world. Anyone interested in mysteries and books and humor (and who isn't?) will enjoy Flanders' latest delightful novel.
Can't get enough of Class on BBC America? This thrilling companion teen novel to the new Doctor Who spin-off features the group of extraordinary humans (and aliens) from the show, facing down a wholly original threat. Don't go near the house, whatever you do. It wants the lonely, the lost, the vulnerable. It wants you.
Sins and secrets abound in this novel set in fictional Sweet Apple, Georgia. If you liked Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, this will give you the suspense and twists that keep you guessing until the very end. - Luann
Coming of age in an old farmhouse, nineteen-year-old Ruthie begins a search for her agoraphobic mother and discovers the century-old diary of the farmhouse's long-ago resident, a grieving mother who died under mysterious circumstances. A simmering literary thriller about ghostly secrets, dark choices, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters . . . sometimes too unbreakable.
An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden.
With twelve stories in all, it offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry's funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold.
In 1780s London, a prosperous merchant finds his quiet life upended when he unexpectedly receives a most unusual creature--and meets a most extraordinary woman. Gowar’s debut is a spellbinding novel of a merchant, a mermaid, and a madam--an unforgettable confection that explores obsession, wonder, and the deepest desires of the heart with bawdy wit, intrigue, and a touch of magic.
Teen historical romance at it's best with a very young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. Set in 1877, they struggle for her parents' approval to marry Alex as he's considered a man with no family and no money, and Eliza is from a Society family. We see the complications and how true love can conquer them in this charming story loosely based on their real-life courtship.
Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, a grief-stricken woman pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.
An inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff's years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how deafness taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full of wild happiness.
Traces the lesser-known role of three Hawaiian cowboys who indelibly shaped the early-20th century West, detailing how their careers influenced post-annexation Hawaiian identity, island ranching and the rodeo culture of Cheyenne.
When Harry wakes up the morning after a blackout, drunken night with blood that's clearly not his own on his hands, it's only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.
Draws on the author's firsthand experiences and years of reporting to examine the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash and to outline timely reasons for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrants.
The sixth Lisbeth Salander story--the crime-fiction phenomenon that has sold more than 90 million copies worldwide. Book four in the series, The Girl in the Spider's Web, starring Claire Foy, is now a major film from Sony Pictures.
This is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.
Werb's search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana's femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building. It leads Werb all the way from factory slums to drug dens to the corridors of police corruption, as he follows a thread that ultimately leads to a surprising turn back over the border, looking northward.
In his second cookbook, Jet partners with his co-chef and wife, Ali, to teach people how to cook food like they do in restaurants via specially curated, amazing recipes. With solid training and cooking experience, Jet knows how to cook well, develop high-quality content that people crave and sell it.
Twenty years ago, a teenager Brandon Taylor walked into the Big Woods north of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, and never returned. As a 10-year-old, Quinn Colson had been lost in those same woods, so the case has particular meaning for him. When a child s bones are found in the woods, and the case reopens, some point fingers to Quinn's uncle, the former sheriff, who took his own life in a cloud of corruption and shame. Quinn's wife Maggie, a childhood friend Brandon, thinks there's a darker conspiracy at work. Letters she receives from a mysterious inmate at a Tennessee state pen may hold the answers.
A dazzling, multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple--still madly in love after forty years--recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they've built.
Whether your event and budget are modest or you're going all-out, and whether the guest list is an intimate crew or it's a blowout bash, David's sixteen party themes-from cozy game nights at home to elegant New Year's fêtes-are built around doable, show-stopping menus that take the guesswork out of high-impact hosting.
Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father's bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever.
A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom's The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina.
In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.